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people that listen to their iPod in their car?!

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    (sorry for the rubbish use of technical language)

    basically, when i connect my iPod to the auxiliary bit of my car the quality of the music is really poor?! at first i thought it was the connecting wire that was rubbish so i bought a new £15 cable thing.. and the quality is still aweful?! its really fuzzy and quiet and theres background 'noise'. Whats going wrong?

    I have a ford fiesta (style plus) and it was bought brand new 17 months ago but since then I've been making CDs (as im a poor student that didnt want to buy an ipod ha) and this has been working fine for me, the quality, volume etc is great.. but now that my brothers donated his old ipod to me its so much more convenient as i dont need to keep making new cds all the time.. any idea how i can fix this problem? would really appreciate advice!
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    ..i've tried to tune the settings but that didn't help, which lead me to think theres a problem with the iPod, cable or car.. I tried two different iPods and two different cables (one thats brand new and apparently "noise-reducing AUX audio cable" which didnt help either.. now im worried maybe its the car? but surely not as everyone else about it is in tip-top condition as its still fairly brand new? :/
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    (Original post by rozca)
    (sorry for the rubbish use of technical language)

    basically, when i connect my iPod to the auxiliary bit of my car the quality of the music is really poor?! at first i thought it was the connecting wire that was rubbish so i bought a new £15 cable thing.. and the quality is still aweful?! its really fuzzy and quiet and theres background 'noise'. Whats going wrong?

    I have a ford fiesta (style plus) and it was bought brand new 17 months ago but since then I've been making CDs (as im a poor student that didnt want to buy an ipod ha) and this has been working fine for me, the quality, volume etc is great.. but now that my brothers donated his old ipod to me its so much more convenient as i dont need to keep making new cds all the time.. any idea how i can fix this problem? would really appreciate advice!
    Firstly, turn the volume on your iPod down to about 75% of it's maximum as the sound quality turns crap at the top end. If you want it loud, turn it up on the car radio. See how you get on with that. Also stick your earphones into your iPod at the 75% level and check there's no loss of quality.

    You know it's not the cable as you've replaced that...next step is to get another device to plug into your car and do the 75% thing again and see how it pans out.

    I personally got an iPod interface from Connects2 which works really well - excellent quality and depending on your car the steering wheel controls work too. There are more expensive ones that will even put the track number on the dashboard display! My Connects2 pretends it's a CD changer to the car radio which isn't perfect, but is pretty good.

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